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How many belts do most vehicles have

in Sale ! Purchase ! Rent Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:25 pm
by zhoushandazhong • 2 Posts

Well, it won’t keep your pants up, but it does transport power to your vital automotive components. The automotivedrivingbelt com/product/automotive-timing-belt/ Timing Belt Manufacturers in China[/url] is one long, snaking, winding belt that keeps your alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning and — in some cases — your water pump running smoothly and effectively.

Back in the day, cars had individual belts for many components. Though each belt could be replaced individually, these cars experienced inconsistent or compromised performance as individual belts began to wear down. Now that vehicles employ a single belt – the serpentine belt – that’s no longer an issue. That said, it’s critical that regular inspections are done to make sure the belt is in good shape.

Serpentine belts are built to last – much longer than before because of advancements in rubber technology. Under ideal conditions, a belt should stick with you for an average of 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Pretty impressive. However, some belts are manually tensioned and may need to be adjusted. Others have a self-tensioning mechanism that can experience wear over time and may need to be serviced. One thing to remember: in most cases, if the belt breaks, the vehicle will stop running.

Today, there’s one belt to run them all — well, for the majority of vehicles. It’s called the serpentine belt. Some rides may have an additional belt to run select accessories, but the serpentine does the bulk of the work. Before this all-in-one serpentine solution, cars were equipped with many different belts to power individual parts and components.

They can wear, fray, crack or become shiny or “glazed,” and rubber parts can peel off the belt. An aging belt can also begin slipping or squealing, become contaminated with fluid or become misaligned, in which case it will need to be replaced. An old belt can even snap, leaving you up the creek; without one, drive torque to all of the engine’s accessories is lost.

Driving on an old belt is a disaster waiting to happen because it powers most all of an engine’s accessories. That means when your belt breaks, slips and, ultimately, wears out, everything – from the power steering pump to the alternator and air conditioner – stops working. What’s more, the parts it controls can become severely damaged. Broken hoses and belts are bad; a damaged engine is even worse. By replacing your belt periodically, you can minimize the risk of breakdown.

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